Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken – Ipoh Horfun Boleh!


Word has it that Malaysia’s Ipoh makes the best hor fun, kway tiao and ‘tau gay’ (bean sprouts) due to its karst limestone mountain mineral water – the horfun will end up smoother, and sprouts grown from the spring water will be juicy and plump.

You may be surprised to know that the horfun and beansprouts from Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken come all the way from the hometown of Ipoh, no effort spared just to make sure customers are having the most authentic stuff.

Even the chicken used come from across the causeway – pale yellow in colour, smaller in size free-range boiled kampong chickens, and freshly transported over.

I wished the shop has a sassier and hip name than a lengthy literal Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken, but its six branches already shows its popularity (IMM, Centrepoint, Chervon House, VivoCity, Chinatown Point and White Sands).

The one person set with hor fun, steamed chicken and bean sprouts is at an affordable $6.90 nett, and makes a suitable choice for a quick lunch time fix.

While we were trying to pick up the hor fun with chop sticks for photography purposes, the thin long strands quickly slipped off and glided down back into the soup, a true testimony that their horfun is indeed silky and smooth. The soup felt a little plain though, lacking the ‘oomph’ and my guess is more people would prefer the dry version.

I was not a big fan of the yellower chicken, probably because I am more used to the Singapore style of moist whiter Hainanese version. Therefore, I much preferred the Yong Tau Foo dry hor fun ($5.00), which has more variety and bite anyway with the addition of minced pork.

The best thing really, is the bean sprouts ($3.00 for small, $5.00 for large) in which I cleared an entire plate. Indeed, they were crunchy and fat, with little burst of refreshing moisture as you bite into them. The tau gay from the north really taste much better – Malaysia Boleh!

Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken 怡保老友芽菜鷄
Chinatown Point #B1-52, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413 (Chinatown MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (last order: 9:30pm)
Other branches: IMM, Centrepoint, Vivocity, White Sands, Chervon House, Junction 8 (opening soon)

Other Local Food Entries
Singapore Food Trail (Flyer)
Malaysian Food Street (Resorts World Sentosa)
Kok Sen Restaurant (Keong Siak Street)
Prima Taste Kitchen (Centrepoint)
Kopi Tiam (Swissotel The Stamford)

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23 Responses to “Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken – Ipoh Horfun Boleh!”

  1. Derek Lee
    March 20, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    my mum loves it!

  2. Tiffany Goh
    March 20, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Tried it once yesterday. Superb! The best chincken rice I have eaten for these few yrs. Though a tad expensive :(

  3. Tan Janette
    March 20, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    simply because I have never been there and game to try out the food :)

  4. Asile
    March 20, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Because, i love food! And i never try Ipoh Lou Yau, so i want to give it a try :9

  5. Jasmine
    March 20, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I want because I Nv try this before 😛

  6. Chan chong Wah
    March 20, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    I simply love Ipoh food!

  7. Tan Li Charng
    March 20, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    I miss my ipoh Food!!!

  8. March 20, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Love to try it.

  9. Alexial
    March 20, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    I want to try this!

  10. Lim Eng Keat
    March 20, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    That was delicious :)

  11. GoGo Sof
    March 20, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    My husband is from ipoh and he bet Singapore has no real ipoh food. So I'm going to prove him wrong!

  12. Annie
    March 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I want cos it looks v mouthwatering and delicious ! Nvr tried Ipoh delicacy b4.

  13. Ho Shu Yu
    March 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    I have never been to Ipoh before and so have not tried this food before. I really hope to be able to win this so as to give this mouthwatering dish a try! :))) A rare chance indeed!

  14. Hui Shan
    March 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    i want to try something which i have not tried before! :)

  15. peishi
    March 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Will like the voucher so that I can finally try the famous ipoh tau geh!!!

  16. Missy Grace L
    March 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    I love Bean Sprouts and the food looks real yummy.

  17. Quek ch
    March 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Wow, my favorite Bean sprouts chicken

  18. March 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    For the big juicy beansprouts!

  19. Jason
    March 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Ipoh Boleh!!!

  20. Lulu
    March 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    I want to try it because I’m an Ipoh gal who enjoy real good Ipoh hor fun, and the juicy bean sprouts! Perhaps it’s good for me to make a comparison and try it in Singapore 😀

  21. admin
    March 24, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Congrats to Janette Tan, you have won a $10 voucher from the Ipoh Lou Yau Bean Sprouts Chicken Giveaway! Please reply DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address.

  22. JJ
    March 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Is it ex?

  23. Frances
    June 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Went there for lunch earlier. The dry hor fun was really dry, not sure if it was because the cook forgot to put in the oil. Anyway, I really love your food blog, hope to join you in your food quest next time! haha!

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